Join us and soak in the gay vibe of Tel Aviv in our annual Gay Pride Week!From the golden beaches of Tel Aviv to the Old City of Jerusalem, and from the ancient fortress of Masada to the spectacular Sea of Galilee, Israel is a country of incredible contrasts. The country with the "WOW" factor, and a destination on everyone's must-visit bucket list. Join gay tourists from all over the world for an amazing group journey this coming June. Enjoy Tel Aviv Pride week and explore all the highlights of this incredible country.
DAY 1: Sunday, June 3rd: Jerusalem
Shalom and welcome to Israel! Upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, you will be greeted by our OUTstanding Travel Representative, who will assist you with your baggage and escort you to the comfort of your private transfer to your hotel in Jerusalem.
Attend a superb evening Welcome Dinner
at one of Jerusalem's delicious restaurants.
At night, feel free to go on an adventure! We suggest exploring the wonderful Jaffa Street and Mahane Yehuda Market, or strolling around the Old City.
Stay an overnight in Jerusalem.
DAY 2: Monday, June 4th: Jerusalem
Tour of the Old City of Jerusalem
After a breakfast at the hotel, we will start the day with a panoramic view of the Old City of Jerusalem from the Top of the Tower of David Musuem
. We will continue our day with a visit to the City of David
, birthplace of Jerusalem. Go back in time to year 3,000 BC to the times of the prophets through a mysterious, magical journey between ancient shafts, walls and fortresses at the City of David.
From Mount Zion
, after a visit to King David's tomb
, the Room of Last Supper
and the Dormition Abbey,
we will enter the gated Old City.
Via the narrow, biblical alleys of the Old City we will arrive to the Western Wall
- Judaism’s holiest site. Walk through Via Dolorosa
(The Way of Grief) and into the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
, Jesus’ last stop and place of Crucifixion.
We will then head back to the hotel, where we’ve freed up the night so that you may explore Jerusalem for yourself, with its quirks and charms, before your overnight stay.
DAY 3: Tuesday, June 5th: Jerusalem & the Dead Sea:
After breakfast we will tour the new city of Jerusalem: A drive by the Knesset
, Israel’s parliament, the Supreme Court
and Mount Herzl
Visit Yad Vashem
, the world’s premiere Holocaust remembrance and education center, located on the Mount of Remembrance in Jerusalem.
From Jerusalem we will continue further south through the Judean Desert to the mountain fortress of Masada
With the cable car we will ascend to the mountain top where lays the ancient fortress. Overlooking the biblical Moab Mountains, Masada was built in year 30 BC by King Herod.
Right there, at the top of the mountain, in middle of the desert, discover the history of one the greatest Jewish symbols of hope and pride.
Continue to the lowest point on earth and check into your hotel at the Dead Sea
Spend the afternoon enjoying the buoyant therapeutic waters and world famous rejuvenating mud of this mineral-rich sea, the largest natural spa in the world, before having dinner together at the hotel.
DAY 4: Wednesday, June 6th: Wadi Rum, Jordan:
After breakfast and checking out of the hotel, get transferred to the Arava border next to Eilat.
With the assistance of our OUTstanding representative, cross the border into Jordan and visit the amazing desert of Wadi Rum
After a typical Bedouin lunch we will take on a Jeep tour, visiting the renowned places as well as the less frequented and less famous ones. We drive through Wadi Rum in southern Jordan which is regarded by many as one of the most beautiful desert landscapes in the world. Sandstones and granite rocks make up this vast valley, the largest in the Hashemite kingdom.
Have dinner and an overnight at the hotel in Wadi Rum.
DAY 5: Thursday, June 7th Petra, Jordan:
After breakfast travel to Petra
, one of the seven world wonders!
Through the narrow, deep, winding, and breathtaking shafts we will arrive into Petra! Carved into the red rock, Petra was the Nabatean capital, an important junction for the silk, spice and other trade routes that linked China, India and southern Arabia with Egypt, Syria, Greece and Rome.
After the awe-inspiring experience we will have lunch at an authentic Middle Eastern restaurant.
Leaving Petra back to Eilat, we will take the flight straight to Tel Aviv- a world hub of gay vibrancy and pride!
Titled the ‘Mediterranean Capital of Cool’ by the New York Times, this is a 24/7 city with a unique pulse, combining sandy Mediterranean beaches with a world-class nightlife, a buzzing cultural scene, incredible food, UNESCO recognized architecture, and an international outlook.
Start your pride weekend with tonight’s main event party in Tel Aviv (TBA) – ticket is included.
Overnight in Tel Aviv
DAY 6: Friday, June 8th: Tel Aviv Pride Parade:
After a refueling breakfast at the hotel, the big day has arrived! Experience the full magnitude of the world renowned Tel Aviv Pride Parade.
It’s amazing! It’s colorful! And it’s soooo gay!
Celebrate freedom and love by dance - walking the parade before heading to the official Pride Beach Party in the afternoon.
At night, hit the main pride event at one of Tel Aviv's hottest clubs (TBA) – ticket is included.
DAY 7: Saturday, June 9th: Tel Aviv
Today is the Mega Pride closing event with DJ Offer Nissim!
The world renowned DJ is playing and you have a ticket included!
Overnight in Tel Aviv.
Day 8: Sunday, June 10th: the Highlights of the Northern Coastline / the Biblical Hotspots of the Galilee
today you will be joining one of our special Guy Bus Tours departing from Tel Aviv every day during pride week:Option 1:
Explore Israel’s northern coastline: Caesarea & Haifa.
Our tour begins with a ride along the beautiful coastal highway to the ancient port of Caesarea
, once an important and strategic part of the Roman Empire, today housing an impressive array of archaeological sites.
Head to a local winery
for some local wines and cheese tasting.
From there, the beautiful city of Haifa
awaits. Located on the slopes of Mount Carmel, Israel’s third largest city is home to both Jews and Arabs, a melting pot of cultures and ideas. Appreciate the beauty of Haifa with a visit to the Hanging Baha’i’ Gardens and Shrine – a world heritage site which is one of the most sacred places to the Baha’i faith.
We will drive back to Tel Aviv and enjoy a farewell dinner in a local restaurant to conclude these 8 amazing days in Israel.Option 2:
After breakfast, board the gay bus and head north to Galilee
Drive via the coastal road and enjoy the Mediterranean landscape of the Lower Galilee.
First stop is Nazareth
, the town where Jesus spent his childhood. Visit the Basilica of Annunciation and the Church of St. Joseph. Continue, via Kana, to Tiberius, the lively resort town on the Sea of Galilee. Drive along the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum and view the ruins of the ancient synagogue where Jesus taught.
Continue to Tabaha
and visit the Church of Multiplication of Loaves and Fish
with the beautiful mosaic floor. Proceed to Yardenit
, the famous baptismal site located where the Jordan River flows out from the Sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea;
We will drive back to Tel Aviv and enjoy a farewell dinner in one of Tel Aviv's finest restaurants to conclude these 8 amazing days in Israel and Jordan.
Day 9: Monday, June 11th: Departure Day:
Following breakfast, check out from the hotel and transfer to Ben Gurion International Airport for your flight back home with everlasting memories of Israel.
Goodbye and Shalom ☺
Video of our Pride 2016 Group Trip: https://vimeo.com/169879244
The Rates include:
• Greet & assist at Ben Gurion Airport upon arrival
• Arrival and departure transfer from/to Ben Gurion Airport
• Porterage service at hotels
• 8 overnights at the below mentioned hotels
• 4 days sightseeing as per your program below with English speaking tour guide
• Domestic flight from Eilat to Tel Aviv
• Transfer from Tel Aviv Domestic Airport to your Hotel in Tel Aviv
• Joint group tour with OUTstanding Travel Gay Bus tour to the Israeli Northen Coastline.
• Luxury air-conditioned vehicle (Monday-Thursday)
• Meal arrangements: Bed and Breakfast at the Hotels, including full buffet breakfast at hotels daily, 2 Lunches and 4 Dinners as mentioned:
- Welcome Dinner in Jerusalem
- Dinner at the Hotel at the Dead Sea
- Lunch in Wadi Rum
- Dinner at the Camp in Wadi Rum
- Lunch in Petra
- Farewell Dinner in Tel Aviv/Jaffa
• Entrance fees as per program:
Tower of David Lookout, City of David, Yad VaShem Holocaust Museum, Masada National Park (include 2 way Cable Car), Jeep Tour in Wadi Rum, Camel Ride in Wadi Rum, Entrance to Petra National Park, all sites on the Gay Bus tour.
• Border Tax and Visa Fee for Jordan
• Entrance to 3 Gay Parties on Pride weekend
Our rates exclude:
• Expenses of a personal nature
• Meals throughout the entire tour other than mentioned
• Spa Treatments at the Dead Sea
• Tips to driver, guide and restaurant staff
• Any other item not mentioned above
Up to 29 days prior to arrival date: 12% from the total services
28 – 21 days before arrival date: 25% from the total services
20 – 14 days before arrival date: 40% from the total services
13 – 7 days before arrival date: 75% from the total services
Less than 7 days before arrival date: 100% from the total Services
It is our company policy to receive a 30% deposit upon booking, and full payment 4 weeks prior to arrival.